Medicare Made Easier: Changes to Opt-In/Opt-Out Process

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Dentists no longer need to opt in (enroll) or opt out of Medicare to continue to provide dental care, supplemental services, and prescriptions for patients on Medicare or Medicare Advantage plans. Background In 2014, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a guideline that required dentists and other healthcare providers to either opt in or opt out …

2017 Legislative Preview

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By Jennifer Goodrum, CDA Director of Government Relations From the Winter 2017 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association In 2017, budget issues will continue to be a hot topic for Colorado, as state spending continues to be heavily constrained by TABOR. Federal policy changes, especially those that impact funding for federally financed programs like Medicare, Medicaid, CHP+ and the state …